Argentina, National Census, 1895 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Argentina, National Census, 1895
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|Record Type:||National Census|
|Title in the Language:||Segundo Censo Nacional de la República Argentina, 1895|
|General Archive of the Nation|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Related Digital Books For 1895 Census
- 7 Known Issues With This Collection
- 8 Citing This Collection
- 9 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes records for 1895. This was the second national census of the Argentine Republic. It was carried out in one day on Sunday, May 10, 1895 by the Census Commission, under the supervision of the Ministerio del Interior and the administration of President José E. Uriburu.
The census is divided into sections. Each section is a volume. A volume contains legal-sized paper in landscape format. For the purposes of the census, the country was divided into large provinces or territories, which were further divided into departments or partitions (partidos), and finally into districts (distritos). In the city of Buenos Aires, the partitions were divided into neighborhoods (barrios), and each neighborhood into a police section. These police sections include the number of the census subdivision and its corresponding block numbers and street names.
The census was done to obtain demographic and statistical data related to the country's development. Valuable data was gathered that gave insight into population growth, economic growth, immigration and internal migrations, occupations, health, literacy levels, property, and more.
The census is a good source of genealogical information that may not be obtainable elsewhere, particularly if civil or parish records are not available. The census is the third best source for genealogical information in Argentina, with civil and church records being the number one and two source. The census was taken by regular citizens assigned to areas. The person being questioned did not have to show legal evidence of the information given, so the information may contain some errors. A patron may gather the information available from census records, and then continue to search using civil or parish records. The census is generally in good condition.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The 1895 census contains the following information for everyone living in the household at the time:
- Surname and name
- Age at the time of the census (infants are shown in number of months old)
- Gender: males are identified with the letter “V” for varón (male) and females with the letter “M” for mujer (woman)
- Estimated year of birth
- Province of birth
- Nation of birth
- Marital status
|Not censused (calculated)||60,000|
|Argentines in the exterior (calculated)||50,000|
As of 14 August 2017 this collection includes records from the following provinces or territories:
|Province or Territory||Province or Territory||Province or Territory|
|Buenos Aires||Capital Federal||Catamarca|
|Río Negro||Salta||San Juan|
|San Luis||Santa Cruz||Santa Fe|
|Santiago del Estero||Tierra del Fuego||Tucumán|
How Do I Search This Collection?
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- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Identifying information such as residence
- Estimated marriage or birth year
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, Now What?
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records
- Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or Military Records
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, Now What?
- New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
- Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches. Or try expanding the date range; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth
- Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or Argentina Emigration records
- Consult the Argentina Record Finder to find other records
Related Digital Books For 1895 Census
- Segundo censo de la República argentina, mayo 10 de 1895, Tomo I: Territorio, a Google eBook, published in 1898
- Segundo censo de la República argentina, mayo 10 de 1895, Tomo II: Población, a Google eBook, published in 1898
- Segundo censo de la República argentina, mayo 10 de 1895, Tomo III: Cesnso Complementarios, a Google eBook, published in 1898
- Segundo censo de la República argentina, mayo 10 de 1895, Resúmenes Definitivos, a Google eBook, published in 1898
- Segundo censo de la República argentina, mayo 10 de 1895, Datos Sobre su Costo y Duración, a Google eBook, published in 1898
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